Bishop Len visits Craggy Island during a rabbit infestation.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Pauline McLynn ...
James Rymer ...
Father Brendan
Arthur Mathews ...
David Heap ...
Mr. Noonan
Joan Sheehy ...
Mrs. Noonan
Tony Guilfoyle ...
Paul Woodfull ...
Paddy Jordan (as Paul Wonderful)
Pat Shortt ...


Hearing that Bishop Brennan is coming to stay Ted's first thought is to make sure that, following an incident on the bishop's last visit, Father Jack will be prevented from sleep-walking in the nude. However worse is to come as the island has suddenly become infested by a plague of rabbits and Brennan has a phobia about the creatures following a traumatic experience in a lift. Ted and Dougal work hard to ensure that the bishop does not see any of the rabbits. Sadly they fail. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

12 April 1996 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Fear of rabbits is Kouneliophobia. See more »


At the beginning of the episode, when Dougal and Ted are discussing names for Dougal's new rabbit, the rabbit keeps moving positions on the table. This happens instantaneously between shots - at one point the rabbit is sitting facing away from Ted, a second later it is sitting facing Ted. See more »


[Ted screams at the sight of all the rabbits]
Father Dougal McGuire: What's wrong Ted?
Father Ted Crilly: Rabbits!
Father Dougal McGuire: Wher- oh wow.
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Crazy Credits

This episode begins with the usual credits, but instead of Father Ted, the title reads: Father Ben. It then cuts to Dougal sitting in front of the TV, watching Father Ben. Ted comes in and makes fun of the character of Father Ben, saying he has no self-awareness at all. It then cuts to the normal credits. See more »


References The Shining (1980) See more »

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water - feck!
7 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the very best of this sublime series.

Father Ted is to my mind the finest comedy produced in the British Isles since probably Fawlty Towers. The stand-out character for me is Father Jack and he gets much to do and say in this. It also has Len Brennan, which is a plus.

The plot revolves around Jack's nocturnal perambulation and the offence caused (eldery priests should not roam naked at night), Dougal's new pet and it's renowned breeding habits and Len's rabbit phobia.

Dougal has fun finding a good name and decides on 'Father Jack Hackett'. Jack's response when offered water to drink is priceless.

Pure laughter.

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